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CHANGING LIVES WITH EVERY SWING!

Presented by EbenConcepts, the Dawn of Hope Golf Classic fundraiser, held May 13, 2019 at the Johnson City Country Club, grossed more than $33,000 for Dawn of Hope’s person-centered support services; which serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Northeast Tennessee Region.  This year’ tournament was in Honor of Mr. Karel Elbers, a long-time friend and Board Member of Dawn of Hope who recently passed. 

Ralph chatting with Rob Sampson before the afternoon tee off.

Mildean, Randy, Ralph, Paul and Max greeted players as they checked-in and then cheered them on as they headed for the course.  Both the 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. tournament tee-times were kicked off by a ceremonial shot made by Bud & Ralph, respectively.  Players enjoyed complimentary breakfast from Chick-Fil-A of Elizabethton, lunch from Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Johnson City, delicious honey hot dogs provided by Gardner Paint, and custard dessert compliments of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.  Beverages were provided by Cherokee Distributing Company and Pepsi Bottling Co.

Proceeds raised help to provide person-centered supports to help people pursue the life they desire including community involvement and integrated work opportunities. Support services include developing & expanding skills to gain integrated employment, exploring personal interests, assistance with being active in the community, any medical/nursing needs and 24 hour assistance in the persons’ home with basic living needs including making meals, grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, etc.

More than 75 tournament sponsors, 63 players and 25 volunteers, from HSN and UHC, helped to make this year’s event a success – THANK YOU!  Dawn of Hope is truly blessed and grateful that these valued friends and businesses chose to partner with us in this very important fundraising event.

L-R Colin Johnson, Tuan Nguyen, Josh Mancuso, and Brad Bode

Congratulations to our winners; First Flight – John Somich & Frank Hare, Second Flight – Tuan Nguyen & Colin Johnson, Open Flight – Dennis Beamer & Francis Skidmore, Putting Contest – Rob Sampson, Most Accurate Drive – Tom Perry, Closest to the Pin – Terry Broyles, Longest Drive – Brackton Smith.

For more information on the golf tournament or to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of people served by Dawn of Hope call 423-722-1689 or email lisapawley@dawnofhope.com

 

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